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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Bring the Family and the Pets to Redwood City’s 9th Annual Pet Parade!

Redwood City, CA - May 13, 2010 - The Pet Parade is the wildly popular annual event inviting children, adults and families to show of their pets of all types and sizes, whether fur, feathers, or scales, and vie for a $100 Grand prize award for the very best entry winner! This is not just a Pet Parade; it is a community event that will include a Pet Parade and much more. It all takes place on Saturday, May 22nd from 11 am – 3 pm. The Parade starts at noon, in Redwood City’s beautiful Downtown Courthouse Square.

The entire pet-loving community is invited to bring their pets or special stuffed animal - costumes are encouraged for pets, and for humans, too! Get the registration form at Red Morton or Sandpiper community centers or the Community Activities Building, print the form on the City’s events website located at www.redwoodcityevents.org, or sign up by 11:30 am on the day of the Pet Parade. There is a $5 per entry fee to be judged in the contest and possibly win a $100 grand prize! There is no fee to walk along and just be part of the Pet Parade!

This year’s family activities include frisbee and high jumping dogs along with a fly ball demonstration, over 60 vendor booths featuring great products and services for pets and more, the hilarious dog weighing contest, an incredible dog agility and training demonstration, special pet/owner photo opportunities, the kids’ favorite - a petting zoo, craft making for everyone sponsored by the Redwood City Art Center three live radio stations, all-new Pet Parade visors and T-shirts, a live performance by the great band “Mid Life Crisis,” and a lot of special surprises!

Hundreds of people and their animals participate in each year’s Pet Parade which has become well-known as the “happiest event of the year!” Families will enjoy lots of food, vendor booths, entertainment, and more. Contest categories include: best pet costume, best pet and owner look-alike, most unusual pet, and best pet trick. Leashes are required, and all participants should bring water for themselves and their pets.

This event is sponsored and hosted by Redwood City and its Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Commission and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency. Visit www.redwoodcityevents.com for information on the great variety of FREE music, theater, dance, movies, events, activities, and more taking place throughout spring, summer, and fall in Downtown Redwood City.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Jeri Joseph-Hover
Redwood City Parks & Recreation Commission
650-369-9010      

 

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